Preview: United Women vs Everton

Friday 25 March 2022 17:48

Manchester United Women will this Sunday (27 March) face Everton at Old Trafford in the WSL, bidding to further bolster our hopes of a place in the Champions League next season (12:30 BST).

In what is set to be the Reds' first time in front of spectators at the Theatre of Dreams, the race is now firmly on to secure a vital top-three finish, with only five league fixtures left to play. 

After suffering a late setback against West Ham last time out, United will hope to return to winning ways this weekend, with rivals Manchester City and Tottenham both hot on our heels, heading into the all-important encounter.

Here’s all the key details you need ahead of Sunday’s showdown with the Toffees…

Tickets are still available for any supporters wishing to cheer on Marc Skinner’s side live from Old Trafford and can be purchased online here. Priced at a bargain £6 for adults and a £3 for both under 16’s and over 65’s, the Reds will hope to earmark our second-ever outing in M16 with a strong home following. Alternatively, you can watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage set to get under way an hour prior to the 12:30 BST kick-off. There will also be pre-match build-up, live radio commentary and all the reaction after the final whistle on MUTV, while we will also keep you in the know with what's going on at the Theatre of Dreams throughout the afternoon in the Manchester United App and on


Having been beaten 4-0 twice at Manchester City in recent weeks, in the WSL and the FA Cup, the Toffees will be bidding to respond in the best way possible as they make the short journey to Manchester once again this weekend.

Currently positioned eighth in the table, interim-management pairing Chris Roberts and Claire Ditchburn have been appointed to oversee the side until the end of the 2021/22 season, with both Willie Kirk and Jean-Luc Vasseur both separately dismissed from their respective roles in charge earlier in the current campaign. The Blues had seen a slight upturn in results after Roberts and Ditchburn were appointed and prior to those losses to City, recording three victories, including back-to-back successes against both Aston Villa and Leicester City in recent weeks.


United go into the Mother's Day fixture looking to get back to winning ways following the aforementioned draw at West Ham in Skinner's side's last outing, just over a week ago. The Reds are unbeaten in our last three matches however and come into the game with some confidence from that run, off the back of back-to-back defeats in the weeks prior to City. 

As for Everton, they of course suffered the same fate as United in losing successive games to our Manchester rivals recently and will be hoping to break a run of three successive games in which they have come away with nothing. City’s victory against our next opponents in midweek also ensured that we are now level on points with the former heading into the final five games of the campaign.


Despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Walton Hall Park earlier this season, as Simone Magill cancelled out Ella Toone’s early opener, the Reds have not lost against the Toffee’s since 2020. Skinner’s side emerged victorious in our last meeting with the side during our Continental Tyres League Cup run this season, winning 2-0 as Martha Thomas's strike followed a Danielle Turner own goal. United boast a strong record in the fixture, having only lost once in eight previous meetings, six of which have come away from home!

Highlights: Everton 0 United Women 2 Video

Highlights: Everton 0 United Women 2

See how Marc Skinner’s Reds booked a place in the last eight of this season’s Continental Cup…


Our Old Trafford clash is one of five matches set to take place in the division this weekend, as per the full listings available below…


Aston Villa v Reading (12:30 GMT)


UNITED v Everton (12:30 BST)
Manchester City v Birmingham City (14:00 BST)
Leicester City v Chelsea
West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion

All kick-offs are 15:00 BST unless stated.